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Las Vegas Drug Dealer Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Selling Large Quantities Of Oxycodone

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas drug dealer was sentenced Monday to eight years and two months in federal prison for selling large quantities of Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Earnest Rogers, 48, pleaded guilty on March 4, 2019, to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Rogers to three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Rogers admitted that, between August 2016 and April 2017, he and others agreed to obtain prescription pills, namely Oxycodone, from co-conspirators and resell those pills to others. He had multiple individuals who routinely contacted him to sell prescription pills they either obtained through a medical prescription or from someone else. Rogers received and sold more than 1,000 Oxycodone (30 mg) pills during the conspiracy.

Co-defendants Kary Watson, Jason West, Marcus Jones, Leslie Brass, Artavious Wright, Murray Newton, Jamal William, Richard Roberts, and John Phillips all pleaded guilty and have been sentenced or are awaiting sentencing. Damien Norris was convicted by a jury and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 15, 2019.

The case was investigated by the DEA.


Updated October 2, 2019

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